Via Central Chronicle :
" Researchers from Hinduja Hospital had warned in March that foreigners coming to India for cheap treatment could pick up the bacterium and spread it worldwide. They came to the conclusion after noticing 22 instances of New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) in 24 patients between August and November last year.
This high number in a relatively short span is a worrisome trend that compromises the treatment options with carbapenems, they wrote in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India (JAPI). The Lancet report should not have created such a furore only because it has been named after New Delhi.
A new discovery is usually named after the place where it was first noticed. But, there is no rule like this and many of them were named just after the chemical name eg MRSA discovered in Kettering, UK.Bugs are getting smarter and drug resistance is happening globally and not just in India or New Delhi, says Dr Abhay Chaudhary, director, Haffkine Institute, and president, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists. The microbe does not have race, religion or country. "